Posts Tagged ‘ Kris Moon ’

A Shisan | A Hundred Gourds Journal

A Cat’s Footprints

spring mud—
a cat’s footprints
on the hood
Taro
shadow of a crocus
on the doorstep
Donna
butter melts
in the cast iron pan,
hotcakes sizzle
Kris
***
she also brings coffee
with cream and sugar
William
with a whisper
tan lines disappear
in the grass
Donna
a contrail fades to blue
over a nameless ocean
William
***
the full moon
in the sake overflow
on the table
Dennis
coyote cries echo
from Metacomet’s mountain
Donna
children giggle
through the ghost story’s
twists and turns
Dennis
***
counting the winnings
forgetting his age
William
the Jizo’s smiles
seem to grow under
their snowy straw hats
Kris
a salt sea breeze
at the kitchen window
Dennis

A Shisan renku composed on Skype, March 19, 2014

Donna Fleischer, USA
Dennis Chibi Holmes, USA
Taro Kunugi, Japan
Kris Moon, sabaki, Japan
William Sorlien, USA

Tomegaki:

Earlier this year Taro Kunugi, the leader of the Renku Cafe “Under the Cherry Blossoms” group on Facebook, asked me to lead a shisan with William, Chibi and Donna.

Since I prefer to do renku in person, in real time, we asked Chibi to help us with a Skype session. We all submitted a hokku, but, as sabaki, I wanted to honor Taro, so offered a haiku he had written recently. We all agreed that it would be fun to follow. Our energy was high as everyone was trying to submit a verse for each line. We were in sync as a group and it was delightful to write together. We hope to be creating renku together often.

Metacomet: (ca. 1639 – August 12, 1676), also known as King Philip or Metacom, or occasionally Pometacom, was a war chief or sachem of the Wampanoag Indians in the New England region of the USA.

A Hundred Gourds Journal: haiku, tanka, haibun, haiga, renku.

Autumn Approaches / Joy o’ Kanji

Autumn Approaches | Joy o’ Kanji.

the sky
and nothing
but morning glories

Donna Fleischer
Hummingbird xiv : 3 March 2004

Karakuwa !, by Kris Moon

Karakuwa !
through a poem, alive
can i keep you ?

Kris Moon
March 12, 2011